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CONFERENCE: Centre for Social Impact (UWA) National Conference 2011

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The Centre for Social Impact (UWA) National Conference 2011 will shape opinion and understanding, and share best practice and research on the role of Indigenous business and Indigenous corporations in expanding economic opportunities for Indigenous people and creating positive social and economic impact for Indigenous communities.

In recent years there has been a significant growth in Indigenous business in Australia, providing new opportunities for employment, income and wealth generation. Indigenous business activity represents one of the most promising strategies available to address the chronic gap between the economic, social and health outcomes of Indigenous Australians and those of non-Indigenous Australians.

Keynote speakers include Wayne Bergmann - CEO, Kimberley Regional Economic Development Corporation; Natalie Walker - CEO, Australian Indigenous Minority Supplier Council and Ian Trust, Executive Chairman, Wunan Foundation and Director, Indigenous Business Australia.

Other speakers include Simon Hawkiins – CEO Yamatji Marpla Aborginal Corporation; Shane Hamilton – WA State Manager, Community Housing Limited; Kimberley Kohan – Principal Advisor, Aboriginal Business Development Rio Tinto; Brenda Love – Director of Strategic Partnership, Dept of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and case studies from many Indigenous enterprises.

PROGRAM THEMES

• Balancing cultural values, employment markets and sustainable social impact

• Creative engagement: pathways and partnerships in the resource economy

• Indigenous business leaders in action

• Leveraging Native Title Agreements for Indigenous economic and social growth

• The delicate art of procurement: enabling Indigenous entrepreneurs to create a vibrant and engaging Indigenous enterprise sector

• Social enterprises in remote Australia

• Growing sustainable Aboriginal Community Housing Corporations

• Microfinance: Small loans for big impact

• The business of Indigenous art and tourism

• The role of education to support Indigenous enterprise growth

• Closing the economic gap: exploring the role of Indigenous business and self- employment

REGISTRATION: $990 (inc. GST) standard; $660 (inc. GST) not-for-profit organisations, Indigenous businesses and corporations. Group Discounts available. Limited number of sponsored delegate rates available. Please contact Fiona allan (08 6488 8561) for further information.

RSVP/ registration required - www.business.uwa.edu.au/research/conferences/forum

Registration includes full program (8.15am-5.30pm) & post-conference event (5.30-7.30pm).
Speaker(s) Wayne Bergmann - CEO, Kimberley Regional Economic Development Corporation; Natalie Walker - CEO, Australian Indigenous Minority Supplier Council; Ian Trust, Executive Chairman, Wunan Foundation and Director, Indigenous Business Australia
Location UWA Business School
Contact Winthrop Professor Paul Flatau <[email protected]> : + 61 8 6488 1366
URL http://www.business.uwa.edu.au/research/conferences/forum
Start Tue, 06 Dec 2011 08:15
End Tue, 06 Dec 2011 19:30
RSVP RSVP is required.
Submitted by Harpreet Kaur <[email protected]>
Last Updated Wed, 12 Sep 2012 12:42
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